Adding BootIT BM to a bootable DOS floppy

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Adding BootIT BM to a bootable DOS floppy

Postby sambul24 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:42 am

Is there a way to add BootIt BM to a bootable DOS or FreeDOS floppy image that contains other similar in purpose popular programs for PC service?

In particular, once BootIt BM environment is started from a larger FreeDOS floppy image loaded to RAM, how to exit BootIT BM to FreeDOS & DOS Command Prompt instead of rebooting the entire system from it? That would allow to start other service programs from the same floppy image during the same session without reboot.

Any TB tool can be used to add such a shortcut "Exit to DOS" to BootIt BM & TBOS desktop? May be changing Autoexec.bat command loading BootIT BM from FreeDOS can help?

Is it possible for the BootIt author to add "EXIT from TBOS" button to BootIt BM GUI just like similar EXIT button is available in Image for DOS?

Also, how to fix the script that starts IFD from BootIt BM environment (IFD button on TBOS desktop), so it can exit BootIt BM and start IFD in BootIt BM environment that was launched from DOS?
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Re: Adding BootIT BM to a bootable DOS floppy

Postby sambul24 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:55 pm

Can someone explain, why BootIt BM is offered as an image in a release that only starts inside TBOS but not as DOS-based image or .exe, while other TB products like IFD can be started from DOS? Are there technical reasons for that, or its all marketing driven?

What are principal differences between TBOS and MS DOS?
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Re: Adding BootIT BM to a bootable DOS floppy

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:00 am

it's designed to run on its own, especially as a boot manager.

"sambul24" wrote in message news:8444@public.bootitbm...

Can someone explain, why BootIt BM is offered as an image in a release that
only starts inside TBOS but not as DOS-based image or .exe, while other TB
products like IFD can be started from DOS? Are there technical reasons for
that, or its all marketing driven?

What are principal differences between TBOS and MS DOS?

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